Partisan political opportunist Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) did not let the confirmation hearing of Ronald Vitiello to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pass without taking a cheap and baseless shot, comparing the agency to the Ku Klux Klan on Thursday. Harris specifically attempted to railroad Vitiello into making the comparison on “race based” law enforcement. Harris asked, “Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation…?” Apparently enforcing national sovereignty is racist now.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., suggested that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was perceived in a similar way to the Ku Klux Klan during a confirmation hearing of Ronald Vitiello, the nominee to head the agency.
Harris asked Vitiello if he believed the public’s perception of ICE was creating fear and distrust in the way the KKK did last century.
Specifically, she wanted to know about Vitiello’s 2015 tweet that said the Democratic Party was comparable to a “liberal-cratic” or “neo-Klanist” entity. The tweet was in response to conservative radio host Mark Levin, who had been discussing the Democratic Party’s role in 20th century segregation.
“What is the history that would then make those words wrong?” Harris asked about the KKK during a Thursday confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.